injury to quails toe *PICS*!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thenewbckyrdchicknfrmer, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. hello evveryone, I was just out looking at my quail and i noticed one has a big blakish thing on her toe, it looks to be infected and swollen, I will get pics either later today ot tomorrow, i dont know what to do, shes eating and drinking and acting normal, what do you guys think it is and what can i do to heal it? there on a wire floor cage but im upgrading them to a bigger cage on the ground in about a week. Thanks

    here are some pics. sorry there so blurry she wouldnt keep still! it looks like it has gotten better in 2 days but itd dtill swollen and infected,

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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. PurpleChicken

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    You may have to lance it and give the bird antibiotics.
    I'd separate and monitor her.
     
  3. hello, what kind of anoitics should i give her? Thanks
     
  4. ya chick ya

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    i have a chiken trac.... quail tractor and once i accitdentally ran over one of my quails toe and that day it looked fine but the next i was horrible it was black and sorta green and seemed like a couple scales were knocked off and i thought it was gonna die but within a week or so it just healed right up:thumbsup
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    The first type would be a local. I'm hoping Monarc or AhappyChick
    will see this thread and comment.

    When I say local I mean a creme like Bacitracin.
     
  6. ok, would neosporin work? without the pain killer? if so , would i lance it get all the gunk out then apply the cremem then put her in quarantine?Thanks for the help
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    quail are pretty hearty birds but just in case u prob want to use something like neosporin and if it gets worse u might need to do a lil bit of amputation
    eww
    nattie
     
  9. hello everyone, I can't seem to find the quail with the injured toe but when i move them into there bigger enclosure (hopefully soon!) i'll take a look.Thanks

    EDIT: spelling
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009
  10. Hello everyone, im going to take pics. tomorrow, if i do need to lance it, what type of antibiotics should i use and what are the supplies i would need on hand? THanks everyone
     

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